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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 28, 2010 10:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Caught by the reaper in the rye

Howard Zinn and in particular, A People's History of the United States was pretty much ridiculed by my high school US History teacher. It was brought as the example of how the use of ellipses in quoting documents can be used to misconstrue the original meaning of the text. The impression I was imparted was that this book was a crock of shit...

Too bad I spent way too many years ignoring his work because of this experience...

Catcher in the Rye, on the other hand, was glorified to the extreme by my 9th grade teacher. He was the most awesome weird dude. He would play harmonica and guitar singing each of the students names as they walked in the door after lunch break...